Being the land of innovation, two of Germany’s Federal States are already producing a net share of renewable power supply in excess of 100%.
In fact, both Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein are essentially exporters of electricity, generating electricity supply in excess of their usage requirements and all from renewable sources.
The overall production numbers are net, that is, at various times electricity consumption is supplemented from outside these states when production (such as wind and solar) is low, although final net production is well above 100%.
Both states are primarily generating electricity from renewable sources such as biomass and wind, as well as solar. It is worth remembering that these numbers exclude heating and mobility but even when including these both states remain well ahead of the German average of 14% of total power supply being provided by renewable sources.
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Photo credit: “iStock.com/folewu”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Renewables International